The transfer ban for Chelsea FC remains in place. As FIFA, the world football association, announced on Wednesday, the club’s appeal against the sanction valid for the next two transfer periods was rejected in principle.
The six-time English champion announced during the press conference before the semi-final return match of the Europa League on Thursday against the German cup winner Eintracht Frankfurt (21.00 o’clock in the LIVETICKER) a statement.
Team manager Maurizio Sarri did not want to comment on the penalty, FIFA had suspended Chelsea on 22 February because the Londoners had violated the rules in 29 cases of international transfers and registration of underage players.
The six-time champions were also fined 600,000 Swiss francs (around 530,000 euros). This sum was again confirmed by FIFA.
Chelsea would thus not be able to commit an immediate replacement even if the superstar Eden Hazard, allegedly courted by Real Madrid, were to leave in the summer.
The 20-year-old had already been signed for 64 million euros at the beginning of January, before the start of the suspension, but was awarded to his current club Borussia Dortmund until the end of the season.